Clinton delivers independence well wishes to Barbados

WASHINGTON D.C., United States, Thursday November 29, 2012 – The United States has congratulated Barbados on its 46th anniversary of independence which will be celebrated on Friday.

“On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I am delighted to send best wishes to the people of Barbados as you celebrate 46 years of independence this November 30,” said US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in a statement.

She noted that the United States and Barbados are united by shared history and strong cultural ties.

“Our collaboration in the Caribbean Basin Security Initiative and the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, advances our common aspirations and supports democracy, rule of law, and human rights,” she said.

Clinton said both countries’ support for education, through student and professional exchanges and programmes for at-risk youth  “helping to build a bright future for many.

“I am confident that our joint efforts will result in increased security, improved access to health care and greater economic opportunities for all our citizens,” she said.

“As you gather to watch the Independence Day Parade and spend time with family and loved ones, know that the United States stands with you as a partner and friend,” Clinton added. (CMC) Click here to receive free news bulletins via email from Caribbean360. (View sample)